Assaig sobre la lucidesa
By José Saramago Director Roger Julià
Four years ago, in the capital, a plague of blindness brought out the best and worst of the city’s people and their leaders. Only one woman saw it all. Now, four years later, the people are summoned to vote. And, apparently spontaneously, they all leave their ballots blank. This relentless questioning of the parties that manage democracy will generate a violent confrontation between the powerful and the city. And the woman who saw it all is still there. And still seeing it all.
Assaig sobre la lucidesa is the second part of the famous Assaig sobre la ceguesa: a piece through which José Saramago goes a step further in his critical gaze upon the mechanisms of power and shines a light on corruption in the democratic system.
This theatrical adaptation brings us face to face with this Saramagan fable. The piece is especially relevant given the people’s revolts all over the world in the last ten years and emphasises the much-needed debate around so-called “real democracy”.
|Author: José Saramago|
|Adapted by: Jumon Erra|
|Translation consultant: Yannick Garcia|
|Playwright: Jumon Erra and Roger Julià|
|Director: Roger Julià|
|Stage and costume design: Clàudia Vilà|
|Lighting: Sylvia Kuchinow|
|Music: Enric Monfort|
|Movement consultant: Cristina Martí|
|Assistant director: Jumon Erra|
|Director’s assistants: Laura Roqué i Elias Ashtari|
|Executive producer: Elena Fortuny|
Show supported by OSIC, part of the Catalan government’s Department of Culture.
Patrons: Illa de l’Aire, Carina Garcia-Ayats, Manel Adell, GV and Tati Marco. Micropatronage carried out through the Verkami platform.
In collaboration with: Aules, Espai 104 and Lluïsos d’Horta
|Teatre Akadèmia team:|
|Artistic director: Guido Torlonia|
|Manager and head of production: Meri Notario|
|Head of communication: Míriam Font|
|Audience management: Rubén Salinas|
|Assistant art. director: Isabelle Bres|
|Theatre manager: Enrique Vallejo|
|Technical manager: Lluís Serra|